A music competition in Australia, marketed on-line by controversial teams Blood & Honour Australia and the Southern Cross Hammerskins, is ready to go forward this weekend regardless of over 28,000 signatures petitioning for it to be shut down.
The Hammered Music Festival is because of be held at an undisclosed location in Melbourne this Saturday, that includes white supremacist bands singing songs which encourage the killing of minority teams corresponding to Jews, Muslims and migrants.
Premier Daniel Andrews has reportedly condemned the neo-Nazi live performance, writes 3AW, however says the federal government doesn’t have the facility to close it down.
“There’s no place in Victoria for concerts like that. This is ultimately a celebration of hate and that doesn’t sit well with many Victorians at all,” he mentioned.
Human Rights Campaign Director for GetUp!, Shen Narayanasamy, referred to as for the occasion to be cancelled instantly.
“These groups are actually linked to international neo-Nazi organisations and they have been banned in other countries because, as often happens with these kinds of groups, words have moved to actual bullets, violence and hatred, and actual murder of innocent people,” she advised 3AW’s Tom Elliott.
Blood & Honour is definitely on Canada’s terror watchlist.
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Original reporting by 3AW | Photo through Wikimedia Commons/Anthony Crider